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Join in the party at the Calgary White Hat Awards - May 15

This longstanding Calgary tradition is one of the city's most celebrated and anticipated events, where we tip our hats to service excellence in the tourism and hospitality industry.

This year’s theme is all about sport, which is one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry. So grab your team, get your ‘game on’ and join in for a night of high energy festivities, as the finalists and winners are announced in 26 categories and kickup your heels after the show at this year’s Tailgate Celebration.

About the Calgary White Hat Awards - Calgary’s tourism industry presents a smiling face to more than five million visitors each year. The Calgary White Hat Awards recognize the people who deliver those smiles and recognize Calgary’s great ambassadors of hospitality from across the tourism industry. They are a tribute to the exceptional customer service that welcomes guests to Calgary and guarantees they’ll keep coming back again and again.

Categories include:

Best Server: Fine Dining
Best Server: Brasserie/Bistro
Best Server: Café / Diner
Best Server: Banquets/Catering
Best Host(ess)/Maitre'd
Best Bartender/Wine Steward
Best Culinary Services (e.g. Line Prep, Cook, Baker, Chef)
Best Restaurant Support Non-Server (e.g. Busperson, In-Room Dining, Cashier)
Best Guest Services: Reservations/Travel Agents
Best Ground Transportation Driver (e.g. Taxi, Bus, Shuttle or Hired Private Vehicle Driver)
Best Spa, Esthetics, Wellness Providers (e.g. Esthetician, Hair Stylist, Masseuse)
Best Concierge/Bell Service (e.g. Valet, Doorman, Porter)
Best Customer Service: Retail (e.g. Florist Banking, Grocery, Gift Stores, Retail Stores)
Best Customer Service: Airlines/In-Flight Services
Best Customer Service: Transportation/Counter Check-In Agents
Best Guest Service: Accommodation/Front Desk Agent
Best Customer Service: Attractions (e.g. Casinos, Information Desk, Tour, Interpretive Guide)
Best Cleaning Services (e.g. Housekeeping. Janitorial)
Best Back Of House (e.g. Administrative Support, Security, Maintenance)

For more information on the White Hat Awards, please visit:  

Tourism Calgary